Monday, December 28, 2009

Blood Moon

Today is a day that will live in infamy. What does that mean? It's my 20th birthday!!! It makes me laugh to think that when I started this blog, I was a 16 year old kid who probably needed anger management, and now I'm just a bizarre adult living life on my own terms.


I call this look 'Holden Caulfield Heroine', and I'm basically trying to channel Franny Glass from Franny and Zooey, who I think is about the same age as me and equally existential. So of course, everything I am wearing is vintage. I'm planning on having a nice quiet day and then getting rip roaring wasted tonight.

Oh! I also managed to get a good picture of myself with the lovely Shetland sheep we keep on the farm. They are so small, cute and fuzzy which makes them really fun to play with!

44 comments:

AFitz said...

nothing says existential like vintage!

Unless you are a rich new yorker like Franny, then it's all "tra la la Burberry!"
(I like your interpretation better)

Happy birthday!

Lauren said...

happy birthday! love the outfit, and love that your channeling zooey. hope you have a lovely day :)

Annie said...

Happy happy birthday! You look awesome as always. Have a magnificent day!

Mark said...

Happy Birthday, Izzy! :) Have fun partying!

Years ago, I adopted a pair of ferrets from a shelter named Franny and Zoey. It was sad because they were terribly abused, but I gave them a good home for the rest of their lives. Sometimes a rocky start can turn out well, don'tcha think? ;)

hannah elizabeth said...

happy birthday! the last picture is way too awesome, i'm totally in love with the chunky knits and ear flap hats will always have a special place in my heart.

Miss Woo said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

haha, "bizarre adult living on my own terms" is probably the best description of adulthood I ever read!

Shantel* said...

Vintage is so hard to find where I live but I love your out fit. & happy birthday !

Hammy said...

Happy Birthday!
That coat is a beautiful colour.

{Anna} said...

Happy birthday!
I love the cardigan and those sheep do look soft. :D

├×omeline said...

Happy birthday lady

Peacock's Hat said...

Happy Birthday! I've got that scary 20th birthday looming next year, I loved the Twilight video blog where you basically ended up mourning the end of your teens- I felt your pain! Ah, to be old.... :( Well, not really, but to feel it, tis sad.

Faux Naif said...

ohmygod, happy birthday! and nice sheep (god, how often do i get to say THAT?)

fayeee said...

im 16 nearly 17
and you remind me of something what ill be like when im 20
hopefully take that as a compliment?
:P
x

Daughters of Dawn said...

Happy Birthday!

Margaux. said...

That is awesome that you've kept up with blogging for so long! Happy birthday!

emily said...

wow, i didn't know you've had the blog for four years! and happy birthday. <3

Lucia said...

I love the outfits, of course. But I have a soft spot for your monkey hat. Happy happy birthday!

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Eyeliah said...

Happy Birthday! I remembered when I could no longer be an angry teenager too, it's a big step for sure. I got 28 in a week and I am ruing it!

Urooba said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
You look spiffy!

Claudia said...

happy birthday!!! have lots o fun

blukats said...

Hee hee, it's my birthday too!

(hey I got to quote the Beatles)

Cute outfits, really like the top one!

Diane said...

I can't remember anything from Franny and Zooey as it's been years since I first read it. But I do know that your outfit is quite awesome and beautifully put together either way. Love the blouse with the cardigan!

Happy 20th, Isabel! Have a shit ton of fun getting wasted tonight.

Amelia said...

Happy birthday!!! I love the vintage feel of this. The socks are nice.

Christina said...

Happy 20th! I love that dramatic red coat.

monkeytoes said...

wow you are so damn young..Happy Birthday Isabel and Happy holiday too :D

cashmere jumpers said...

Great pics! I love that big, red coat!

diane said...

I can't believe that I'm friends with someone your age, so that says a lot about your maturity (and wit/humor).
Happy Birthday!

Love the pic with the sheep, but I'm glad we don't have the technology yet for smellovision. (i know that's weird, o.k.?)

LuxiRare said...

you remind me so much of winona ryder!

rainbowtexture said...

H-h-h-h-appy Bi-r-r-r-thday! 20 shall be grand ma'dear.

Damsels said...

wouldve never guessed you were a capricorn ... hope you had a great birthday.

my god love that holden caulfield look

the tights and shoes really make the look

WendyB said...

Happy birthday, child!

Robyn said...

Happy Birthday!!

That red coat is amazing! :D

Pansy said...

Ahhh happy late birthday!!

And SHEEP!

I really can't believe you're only twenty, you're so mature/awesome for your age.

It's been a while since I read Franny & Zooey (I think I read it when I was twenty, actually!) but I can totally see you as her.

louise or valentine said...

i love the top look, with the cream! it makes me think if diane arbus found a nerdy librarian with the love of chanel's color palette.

also, you farm sheep?
how awesome.
there was this hilarious movie about sheep.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0779982/
it's from new zealand. when my friend worked at an indie movie theatre, we got to see it for free.
twas lovely.

Laura. said...

happy birthday! i love the skirt and cardigan put together:)
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Andrea Boulala said...

Hey i hope you've had a great birthday!
I just turn 20 too.. like 2 weeks ago & it sucks.

Christina Love said...

Love the blog!

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anastasia~ said...

I have never really commented but I enjoy reading your blog, especially on New Year's Eve when I am extremely tired from rollerskating and drinking lime cordial and I just need some lovely inspiration.
Happy Birthday, I wish I were twenty too.
c:

Mimi said...

ahhh cute sheep cute sheep XD

4 years blogging? wow, you must be pro.

Happy belated birthday! :D

Becca Jane said...

Happy belated birthday!!

Leah said...

LOVEEEE both of these! you are so gorgeous isabel! happy late bday

saamielola said...

Congrats! I loooove the hat you're wearing on the last picture!

Miss Carole said...

I really love the first outfit!

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